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August 25th, 2016
PANTON — A town-wide effort officially kicked off at Panton Town Hall on Tuesday morning that has the potential to help Panton’s farmers, business owners and roughly 700 residents save money on their power bills — and could make the rural lakeside town a statewide model of energy efficiency.
FERRISBURGH / CHARLOTTE — The fourth annual Diamond Island Regatta drew a record 30 boats on Saturday, Aug. 20, a nearly perfect day for sailing on Lake Champlain with sunshine and a brisk south wind. Again this year, the benefit race, sponsored by the Royal Savage Yacht Club (RSYC) and Point Bay Marina (PBM), helped raise more than $1,000 for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) in Ferrisburgh.
MIDDLEBURY — In addition to creating a panel to look at local economic development (see story on Page 1A), the Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously agreed to hire William P. Kernan of Waterbury to serve in the newly created position of Operations Director for the Middlebury Department of Public Works. Kernan is currently site manager for the soon-to-be-closed Moretown landfill and two related transfer stations.
WILLISTON — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., joined by Vermont State Police Commander Matthew Birmingham, on Monday announced that six new positions — including five detectives — have now been added to the Vermont Drug Task Force to strengthen heroin trafficking investigations in Vermont.
MIDDLEBURY — A groundbreaking partnership between Middlebury College and Porter Medical Center should make it easier for victims of sexual assault to get immediate, local care from medical professionals who are specially trained to work with trauma survivors and collect forensic evidence.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Tuesday formally cited both a town employee and a citizen with disorderly conduct in connection with an alleged physical altercation between the pair that occurred at the Middlebury municipal building while voters were casting ballots during the Aug. 9 primary.